Sacramento Voices celebrated its 2016 class graduation in April at the Sacramento City College Cultural Awareness Center. The event celebrated the journalism, poetry and personal narratives that emerged during the nine-month course in community journalism — a remarkable production of work from an outstanding group of writers.
Basketball has always been my favorite sport to play. I like to play baseball and football, too. But basketball has always been the sport I find myself yearning to do. Whenever I watch basketball, I get the itch to go to the court. I always remember my childhood at the Washington Neighborhood Center, where I […]
Do you remember running home from your first-grade class and asking your mom for a persimmon? How about dreaming of eggplant? I grew up in Meadowview. Went to John Sloat for elementary school and John Still for junior high. And I can honestly say on the walk home, I never dreamt of eating persimmons or […]
I found it by accident. An afternoon walk in downtown Sacramento led me to a line of people alongside the Golden 1 Center arena construction site at 7th and L Streets. Curious, I asked where the line was leading. A man told me, “Art Hotel 916.” Spontaneously, I situated myself amongst the rapidly forming group […]
When I was asked to speak today about community journalism, I was honored. I have a lot of respect for the Maynard Institute and its goals to bring diversity to journalism. And I’m so proud to see former students as a part of this important program: Marianna, Totty, Courtny and Ricardo. I thought about what […]
Sacramento City College Professor of Journalism Dianne Heimer recently spoke to Sacramento Voices correspondents at a training workshop. Her words captured the essence of the Voices program, and the motivation behind its support by the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Professor Heimer’s remarks follow.
“The groundwork of happiness is health.” – Leigh Hunt, Essayist, Poet and Critic (1784-1859) The concept emerged as early as 1980. Skeptics and outside forces who believed Oak Park residents did not like fruits and vegetables hindered, but could not smother, what is now enjoyed by Oak Park residents and people from across Sacramento. It’s […]
Sacramento Voices have taken on a big assignment in September — surveying the health of their South Sacramento neighborhoods. The project is creative and subjective. And it’s based on clinical observations and personal experiences that can only come from people who live and work in the communities under examination. The results are authentic. They will […]
Two new Sacramento Voices correspondents, Corey Rodda (left) and Sunshine Pruett, come to us from Wellspring Women’s Center, a nonprofit group in Oak Park serving women and children from across South Sacramento. Wellspring has a remarkable blog that features profiles of clients, “Tales from the Heart of Wellspring.” We encourage all Sacramento Voices supporters to […]
Inspiration is all around us — often embodied in a person who shares your name. Over the next several days, Sacramento Voices correspondents will step back and reflect upon a person who inspires them. Maybe a family member. Maybe a friend. Maybe a loved one whose inspirational qualities exist in only memories. Please enjoy these […]